Document Details


Title:
OPERATION DOMINIC, SHOT SWORD FISH SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR'S SUMMARY REPORT ( 1/21/63 ) (DELETED)
Author(s):
MURRAY, W W [DEFENSE NUCLEAR AGENCY, U.S.]
Subject Terms:
DOMINIC I OPERATION; SWORDFISH EVENT; BLAST EFFECTS; DOSE RATES; UNDERWATER EXPLOSIONS; RADIATION DOSES; DATA
Document Location:
Location - NNSA/NSO Nuclear Testing Archive Address - P.O. Box 98521 City - Las Vegas State - NV Zip - 89193-8521 Phone - (702)794-5106 Fax - (702)862-4240 Email - CIC@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1985 Sep 01
Declassification Status:
Sanitized
Document Pages:
0230
Accession Number:
NV0051091
Document Number(s):
POR2007EX
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
SWORD FIHS WAS AN UNDERWATER WEAPON-EFFECTS TEST AND WAS THE FIRST OCC ASION IN WHICH THE NAVY'S ANTISUBMARINE ROCKET (ASROC) WEAPON SYSTEM W AS USED TO DELIVER A NUCLEAR DEPTH CHARGE. THIS REPORT DESCRIBES THE O VERALL TEST EFFORT, PROVIDES GENERAL INFORMATION ON CONDITIONS PREVAIL ING AT THE TEST SITE NEAR BURST TIME, AND SUMMARIZES THE PROJECT RESUL TS AS UNDERSTOOD WITHIN A FEW WEEKS OF TEST COMPLETION. THE PRIMARY SI GNIFICANCE OF SWORD FISH, FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF A SHIP DELIVERING AN A SROC NUCLEAR DEPTH CAHRGE IS TO PROVIDE INFORMATION BEARING ON: (1) ME CHANICAL DAMAGE TO THE SHIP (CAUSED BY UNDERWATER SHOCK WAVES); (2) PE RSONNEL INJURIES (CAUSED PRIMARILY BY GAMMA-RAY SOURCES CARRIED IN THE BASE SURGE); AND (3) RESTRICTIONS ON SHIP MANEUVERS (DUE TO CONTAMINAT ED WATER AND SONAR MASKING).


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